Sunday, September 4, 2016

Happy Birthday Madelyn

You woke up and were not too sure about the birthday festivities that awaited you. You cried upon seeing your present and didn't want to open them. The new tricycle your dad put together for you went untouched. You had no desire to even sit on it. With the help of your sister Kate you finally opened presents. Some of your gifts included a new tricycle, puzzles, a Sherriff Callie cowgirl hat, clothes, shoes and a book. 
No nap. 
After church we had all of the Crandell family over for dinner. You weren't happy with all of the people. You cried all night because of hurt toes and fingers. No amount of kisses from mom made you feel better. We put 2 candles in a cupcake and sang to you. You cried and wailed as mom held you and everyone sang the birthday song. You did blow out the candles at least. You didn't want to even taste the cupcake. You cried some more and even more.  

* Update:  You went to the dr. the next day and she confirmed that you had Hand, Foot & Mouth disease.  All of those hurts on your hands and feet on your birthday were from blisters that had formed.  The blisters bothered you so and thats the reason that you were so unhappy on your birthday.  Apparently there was a mass outbreak of the disease at nursery.  Many more kids got it also.  I am so sorry that you were sad on your birthday. 
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Clawson family campout

We had a great time up in Sedona at the Clawson Family Campout.  Who would have thought that Grandma would become such a great camper?  We ate dinner over the campfire, roasted smores, went on nature walks, played in the creek, and blew lots of bubbles.  Sure, camping with babies is a little more work, but we still had a great time.

This is Eliza up above and Kate (camping in the same pjs at the same age) below to do a comparison of who looks like who.  

Monday, August 8, 2016

First Day of School

Kate was so excited for the first day of school that she couldn't sleep the night before.  We held a Back to School Feast that night and talked all about her big day.  I was so happy to hear that Kate befriended a new girl at school.  Kate was so nice to her that the girl drew her a picture and told her it was because she was her first new friend.  3rd grade is going to be awesome!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Crandell Campout

Memories from the Crandell Campout 2016

Just for comparison.  Lettie on the Left at her first Crandell campout.  And baby Kate on the Right at her first Crandell campout.  
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dance Class

Kate wanted to take a "real" dance class during the summer. She had taken dance classes through the parks and rec department, but didn't think that they were the real thing. So we signed her up for a ballet,tap,jazz combo class at a dance studio up the street. She got a new leotard and shoes and happily danced her heart out every week. The last day of class they invited the parents inside to see what they had been working on. Below is some of Kate's best dance moves.

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